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Oilers Captain Connor McDavid of Newmarket is seen as the front-runner for the prestigious award NEW YORK – Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid, Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews and Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon have been named the finalists for the 2021 Hart Trophy. The award is given out […]

By Stephen Wade and Kantaro Komiya
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TOKYO (AP) – Roads were being closed off Tuesday around Tokyo Olympic venues, including the new $1.4 billion National Stadium where the opening ceremony is set for July 23. This is a clear sign that Tokyo Olympic planners and the International Olympic Committee are moving forward despite public opposition, warnings […]

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – The refugee team for the Tokyo Olympics has 29 athletes competing in 12 sports, including a medalist at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games who left Iran citing institutional sexism. The team selected by the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday was drawn from 55 athletes who […]

By Joshua Clipperton
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MONTREAL – Joel Armia, Corey Perry and Eric Staal are listed on the Canadiens’ locker-room whiteboard as the fourth line. The trio isn’t playing anything like it this post-season – and are a big reason why Montreal somewhat improbably sits one win from semifinals of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Armia […]

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – As public opinion in Japan turns against the pandemic-hit Tokyo Olympics, a book published Thursday by a long-time IOC insider details how calls for cancellation are now a part of organizing a modern games. Fears of the zika virus menaced the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics […]

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WINNIPEG – Mark Scheifele faces a hearing today after the Jets forward’s crushing hit on Jake Evans of the Canadiens Wednesday night. Because it is not an in-person hearing, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety says in its regulations that the maximum suspension is five games. Scheifele was assessed a […]

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TORONTO – Daniel Smith was about six people from the front of the growing line of healthcare workers waiting to enter Scotiabank Arena. Smith, an operating room manager for the Scarborough Health Network, had his hands stuffed in his pockets, one of them clutching a lucky charm — a Canadian […]

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TORONTO – Ontario has given the green light for 550 fully vaccinated health-care workers to attend tonight’s Game 7 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the visiting Montreal Canadiens in their North Division playoff series. Premier Doug Ford’s office says the frontline workers received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine […]

PARIS – Canada’s Bianca Andreescu is out of the French Open after suffering a first-round loss. The No. 6 seed, from Mississauga, Ont., lost 6-7 (1), 7-6 (2), 9-7 to world No. 85 Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia on Monday in a three-hour, 20-minute match at the clay-court Grand Slam. Zidansek […]

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SYDNEY (AP) – Australia’s Olympic softball squad left Sydney bound for Japan on Monday and will be among the earliest arrivals for the Tokyo Games. The so-called Aussie Spirit will be in camp in Ota City, north of Tokyo, and will narrow the squad down from 23 to 15 ahead […]